Two Bay area Celtic Harpists and multi-instrumentalists are performing a concert of rare instruments and stories at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St.
The show features Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter, who play the Celtic harp, as well as the rare Swedish Nyckelharpa and assorted instruments from the mandolin, cittern and bouzouki family. The audience will hear traditional instrumental music from Sweden and Ireland as well as original compositions blended with stories of humor and adventure.
The duo shares a background as progressive rock musicians who later discovered a love for folk and world music on acoustic instruments.
Lisa Lynne is a multi-instrumentalist and performer who earned recognition for her original music featuring her Celtic harp. Her melodies on the Windham Hiill/Sony music labels placed in the Top 10 and Top 20 on the Billboard New age music charts. She tours year-round, and her work in therapeutic music and “Hands-on-Harps” programs have gained national recognition from NBC, CNN, Fox News Atlanta and numerous newspaper and magazine articles, including Wall Street Journal.
Lynne’s music can be heard in the PBS special, “Alone in the Wilderness,” among other soundtracks for television and independent films. She performs regularly as a solo artist, and with Aryeh Frankfurter, Patrick Ball and the Windham Hill tours. She was recently named one of the 50 most inspiring women by Los Angeles Magazine.
Aryeh Frankfurter is a renowned Celtic harper and world traveling multi-instrumentalist who went from virtuosic progressive rock violin to intricate Swedish folk and Celtic music. He has performed for Prince Charles and at some of the world’s top international music festivals. With 17 albums to his credit, he works on film and television scores as composer and arranger.
The concert is presented as part of the Brewery Arts Center’s Celtic Music Series in the Black Box Theater.
Advanced tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors and $10 for BAC members. Tickets at the door cost $20 each.
For tickets, go to www.Breweryarts.org, or call 775-883-1976. For more information about Lynne and Frankfurter, go to www.LisaLynne.com and www.Lionharp.com.